Sunday, 01 August 2021

Sign up now for the Henley half marathon

ENTRIES have opened for this year?s 3rd Henley half marathon.

ENTRIES have opened for this year?s 33rd Henley half marathon.

The event will take place on Sunday, October 11, together with the Henley Standard 10km race.

The Rotary Club of Henley Bridge, which organises the event, hopes to have 2,000 runners in the main event and 600 in the 10km.

Race organiser Peter Wilkinson, a member of the club, said entries from charities, companies and schools would be welcome and group entries would be entitled to reduced fees.

He said: ?We find that a number of local organisations use these events to raise sponsorship for their own causes.

?We welcome this as we like to think of the events as being inclusive to help the local community raise funds in addition to all the money we raise from entry fees.?

The half marathon course starts at Henley Rugby Club and follows a route over Henley Bridge, along Remenham Lane to the Flower Pot pub at Aston, back along the towpath and over the bridge. The runners then go along Marlow Road, up Icehouse Lane to Fawley, down Fawley Hill and then back to the start via Fair Mile.

The 10km course also starts at the rugby club and follows the second section of the course from Marlow Road.

The beneficiaries include the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, a number of local charities and Rotary?s End Polio Now campaign. Last year, almost £25,000 was raised.

Entrants are also welcome to raise money for their own causes. For more information and to enter, visit www.henleyhalfmarathon.org

Large groups seeking a reduced fee should contact Mr Wilkinson by email at pjwilk46@aol.com

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